After you read his life story, it should come as no surprise to you that Scott Rocklage, PhD., has been immensely successful during his tenure at 5AM Ventures. In order to prove my point, consider the following scenario:
You are in the hospital, and you are literally fighting for your life. A bacterial infection has invaded your body and your skin has literally turned a solid pale. You feel horrible and you are lapsing in and out of consciousness. Read more: Scott Rocklage | LinkedIn
A nurse comes in, and he administers a new drug to you called Cubicin. This drug immediately goes to work, like a grizzled, age-old warrior, and fights off the infection. Although it is going to be a long road to recovery, you are going to live.
Now realize the following: it is because of Scott Rocklage that you are going to survive this medical emergency. “How so?” you might ask. Well, it is because of Dr. Rocklage’s three decades of healthcare management experience that this drug was even able to be approved by the FDA in the first place! Because of Scott Rocklage’s dedication and perseverance, this drug was able to hit the market and keep you alive! Read more: Scott Racklage | Bloomberg
Dr. Rocklage joined 5AM Ventures in 2003 as a venture partner and quickly became managing partner the following year. He came fully qualified for the venture, having received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD. in Chemistry from MIT. Learn more about Scott Rocklage: http://chemistry.mit.edu/scott-rocklage-phd-2-and-his-wife-patty-are-celebrated-their-major-gift
Rocklage is also noted for conducting research in the laboratory of Richard Schrock, who was the 2005 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Finally, Dr. Rocklage is the inventor or co-inventor of over 30 different patents and has been published in peer-reviewed publications over a hundred times.
Rocklage is a man who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of science and the lifesaving properties that can research from dedicated research. It is because of his distinguished work that many more individuals are alive today. All we can say when looking at this man’s body of work is, “Our hats off to you, sir.”